1997 San Jose State Spartans Football Team
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1997 San Jose State Spartans Football Team
1997 San Jose State Spartans football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
DivisionPacific Division
1997 record4-7 (4-4 WAC)
Head coachDave Baldwin (1st season)
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium
(Capacity: 31,218)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
New Mexico x   6 2         9 4  
Rice   5 3         7 4  
SMU   5 3         6 5  
Utah   5 3         6 5  
BYU   4 4         6 5  
UTEP   3 5         4 7  
Tulsa   2 6         2 9  
TCU   1 7         1 10  
Pacific Division
No. 17 Colorado State x$   7 1         11 2  
Air Force   6 2         10 3  
Fresno State   5 3         6 6  
Wyoming   4 4         7 6  
San Diego State   4 4         5 7  
San Jose State   4 4         4 7  
UNLV   2 6         3 8  
Hawaii   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Colorado State 41, New Mexico 13
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San Jose State University during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. The team was led by head coach Dave Baldwin, in his first year as head coach at San Jose State. They played home games at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. The Spartans finished the 1997 season with a record of four wins and seven losses (4-7, 4-4 WAC).

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 6at No. 17 Stanford*L 12-2837,500
September 13Wisconsin*L 10-5623,042[1]
September 20at WyomingL 10-30
October 4at Oregon State*L 12-2619,168[2]
October 11Colorado State
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
L 20-55
October 18at UTEPW 10-7
October 25Air Force
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
ESPN2W 25-22
November 1Fresno State[note 1]dagger
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California (rivalry)
L 12-5318,753[3]
November 8at San Diego StateL 21-4829,869[4]
November 15Hawaii
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
W 38-179,437[5]
November 22at UNLVW 55-48 OT15,141[6]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from no poll released prior to the game

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Team players in the NFL

No San Jose State Spartans were selected in the 1998 NFL Draft.[9]

Notes

  1. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.
  2. ^ San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (SDCCU Stadium) was known as Jack Murphy Stadium from 1981 through 1997.

References

  1. ^ "Wisconsin Fact Book" (PDF). Retrieved 2007.
  2. ^ "Oregon State Football 2016" (PDF). Retrieved 2007.
  3. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 131. Retrieved 2007.
  6. ^ "2016 UNLV Rebel Football Light the Fuse". Retrieved 2007.
  7. ^ "San Jose State 1997 Schedule". Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "San Jose State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "1998 NFL Draft". Retrieved 2016.



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